Women are kicking ass in the travel blogging world. There’s no doubt about this. In honour of International Women’s Day we are presenting you with – 2017’s Most Amazing 17 Female Travel Bloggers.

The women listed below are all fantastic influencers and are great to connect with on those all important social medias- Twitter, Facebook, Instagram etc. To make it on this most illustrious list the women are generally nice lady travellers with a decent side serve of sass. Just the way I like it! You’ll find that the lady bloggers listed are honest and transparent in their writings and actions. Nearly all of the female travellers we’ve meet along the road in the past 12 months.

There is no way to buy yourself into this list. This isn’t a list in which we have asked people to nominate themselves. No these are ladies that are amazing on their own merits! This isn’t a “sexiest” list. We’re not here to objectify these women based on theri age or perceived sexuality.

Each of the women listed below is an incredibly sexy. sassy, kick ass travel blogger in her own right.

Sara McCleary, Belly Rumbles

A Sydney-based food and travel blog. From humble beginnings as an online diary, Belly Rumbles has continued to grow and evolve into one of Sydney’s most consistent and well known single-voice food and travel blogs. Sara’s blog takes you on a culinary adventure.

Sara McCleary Belly Rumbles

Anje, Going Somewhere Slowly

Travel Addict, Coffee Junkie, Word Enthusiast, Bicycle Nut, Globetrotter, Solo Traveller and South African. Anje has had an amazing 2016 taking her blog and general sassy writing style to the next level. This is Anje’s second year on the list cause she’s that kick ass cool. If you’re not following her then it’s time to stop, drop and get over to her blog.

Anje, Going Somewhere Slowly

Brittany K, The Sweet Wanderlust

Travel and desserts. This is a match made in sugar filled heaven. Brittany is uber cute in her writing and photos. The Sweet Wanderlust chronicles her journey as she searches for the world’s best desserts and greatest adventures.

Brittany Sweet Wanderlust

Tara P, Where Is Tara? 

A hobbit raised by leprechauns who’s addicted to ice coffee. Tara is certainly my kinda woman. She’s also a wonderfully kind, generous and knowledgeable traveller and can legally sell you drugs.

Tara talks all things travel – covering luxury, road trips, health, food and general fun times.

Tara P

Jayne, Girl Tweets World

Jayne has such a delightful subtle Brittishness about her blog. Even though she’s living in Sydney she hasn’t quite given up her Brittishness. She’s beautiful in both person and on her blog. One of the friendliest ladies I’ve been fortunate enough to have met on Twitter and connected with at TBEX. She’s openly candid about making her life work as a freelancer and provides brilliant guidance for those wishing to step away from the 9-5 corporate life and embrace the coffee infused freelance life style.

Jayne, Girl Tweets World

Amanda K, Not A Ballerina

Traveller, mother of a one and a social media consultant on the side. Amanda is all about thinking in depth about the places we visit and the reasons as to why we visit. Over the past 12 months Amanda has been hosting a wonderful podcast, that I’ve been on, The Thoughtful Traveller.


Sharon, Where’s Sharon

Sharon present family travel in a fun, economical and user friendly way. If anyone ever claims that once you have children your travel lifestyle is over I happily send them over to Where’s Sharon for a dose of level headed reality.

Sharon, Where's Sharon

Paula, Contented Traveller

Paula is like a breath of fresh air, that comes off a hot fast paced hurricane. She’s utterly delightful, enthusiastic and nothing at all like what one would expect from a grey nomad. Because she’s as far from a  grey nomad as you can get. Joined by the lovely Gordon, Paula writes about an array of travel topic. She’s a seriously nice person.


Steph G, Every Steph

Steph is a coffee- addicted Italian wanderer showing you how to travel the world in a responsible (and fashionable!) way. She has some amazing photos and is super helpful to those of us wanting to up our Insta-game.

Steph Every Steph

Mel G, A Broken Backpack

Mel is a French Canadian who challenges herself not only by travelling the world on a teeny tiny budget but also with blogging in English. You’ll find her flouncing around the world, making new friends and taking her iconic GoPro selfies. Normally I wouldn’t mention someone’s personal camera choice but when you hear how many cows Mel milked in Australia to get that GoProp, well all I can say is – respect!

Mel G

Tammilee, Tammilee Tips

Tammilee is an utter delight. Honest abou the world she runs around in and accepting then tackling her fears. Like that one time we went in an underground river and saw snakes…
She and her husband John really do live their lives as per her motto – Travel.Food.Life

You’ll find her cruising around, speaking at conferences and generally doing all things that a successful woman does. As you do.

Tammilee Tips

Sheila D, The Opportunist Traveller (podcast)

The first time I met Sheila was at a VIP event in Manila. From the first moment I met her and we laughed over her being a Sheila in Australia I knew that this was a wonderful woman I needed in my life. Sheila is a fantastic photographer with her little lego lady. More fascinating and fun though is the podcast, This One Time, that she allows her husband Evo to be apart of. Ok maybe I made that bit up. These two are a dynamic duo.

Sheila D

Alex, Story of My World

Alex is a huge ball of European energy. Bouncing around the globe being hilarious and also taking the time to create Story of My World.  Story of my World is an online travel magazine. It’s written not by journalists, writers or travel companies, but by travelers who share their world with other travelers.


Alex Story of my World

Taylor, Taylor’s Tracks

Taylor is hilariously fun on Snapchat. A Canadian with a curiosity for cultures, a bad ear for languages, and taste buds that love sweet over spicy. She’s currently learning and sharing all of her embarrassing mistakes and how to avoid them so we don’t make the same ones.


Vicki, Make Time To See The World

Vicki is a UK law graduate who’s currently based in Melbourne. Her blog covers a whole plethora of areas – resources for bloggers, location guides, round ups. It’s a one stop shop for your travel info needs.

Vicki Make Time TO See the World

Sarah, Fit Travels

Ok so don’t shoot me. Fitness isn’t just something that you desperately try to get before you go travelling. Sarah shows us how to keep fit on the road, as well as prior to your big or little adventure.

If you need some fitspiration check out her insta account.

Gemma, Two Scots Abroad

As the name suggest Gemma is one half of Two Scots Abroad. You’ll find their website oozing with generous and useful advise and a very Scottish flair. Gemma is the only lady this year to make the list who I haven’t met in real life as yet. I love reading her travel tales and the extremely helpful guides.

And we’re done. So there it is for another year. A list of wonderful woman that you really should be checking out right about now. I do just want to say that this list in no way is a comprehensive list. It’s merely a peek into the travel community and a small recognition of some wonderful women doing some wonderful work. There are so many more ladies out there who are rocking this globe. However I did have to stop at 17 as well it’s a 2017 list. Symmetry my friends.Symmetry.

Do you feel as if I’ve left anyone off this list? Let me know in the comments below.


  1. Mica (@senyoritamyx)

    That is a really nice list! I’m glad to be friends with some awesome ladies mentioned on this list 😀 – Mica

  2. Gordon Arthur

    JB – Paula is a RED (fiery) nomad. Great list.

  3. Jo

    Great list! Love some of these already and now have more to read!

  4. losttogether1234

    Great list! Some new ones I will have to check out:)

  5. Brittany

    Thanks so much for including me! I always look forward to the next adventure with you!! 🙂 One of these days we’ll find a real rainbow latte!!

  6. Joy Generoso

    I love reading stories and articles from other travel bloggers. Thanks for sharing this list! I’m checking them all. 🙂

  7. Global Girl Travels

    To be honest, I’ve only known/read a few of these travel bloggers on the list. Thank you for introducing me to a whole range of inspiring women who dare to travel and share a slice of their experiences with us. I can’t wait to read up on each of them and find out more about their adventures!

  8. Juliette | Snorkels To Snow

    Awesome list! I follow many of these incredible female bloggers already but you have also given me some inspiration with some new faces and names to keep an eye out for! Great compilation, thanks for sharing – and Happy International Women’s Day 🙂

  9. rhiydwi

    I love these kind of posts that celebrate others’ success! Also, definitely appreciate that it’s not a list full of young skinny blonde girls with unbelievable tans, but, like you said “strong, powerful, independent travellers”. Not that there’s anything wrong with young skinny blonde girls but ya know!
    There’s a few ladies here I already follow but some I haven’t come across yet so I’ll have to check out their accounts! Thank you for sharing and happy international women’s day to you!

    • Jean

      Thanks! It’s not a sexiest list because I think those style lists aren’t beneficial to women. I personally find them offensive and a waste of time. You don’t need to be sexy to travel.

      • rhiydwi

        Oh definitely! Whereas I am, by definition “young and blonde”, I don’t parade about in front of a camera in my floppy hat, and props to those who do, but I find good photography and personality a much more appealing trait in an online persona!

        • Jean

          I was once young and blonde. Now I’m just blonde and well me 🙄

  10. Drinking the Whole Bottle

    What a cool list of kickass ladies. Like a few others mentioned, i love that there is a mix on here and not just the “cookie cutter” young and cute and single traveler. Maybe I’ll be here with you ladies next year! Happy International Women’s Day!

    • Jean

      Not if you keep leaving comments with your blog address!! Please take a moment to read my open letter to travel bloggers!!

  11. Erin

    This is such a nice post!!! Looooove that it’s in theme with Women’s Day too. Hopefully I’ll get to meet some of these amazing women this year too, and maybe even make the list next year! Love having posts with good travel writers to follow.

  12. carlinn meyer

    Awesome list and thanks to introducing me to a few more epic female bloggers! Also nice to see a fellow South African on the list 🙂 Will def go check them all out 🙂

  13. Sophie Whiffen

    Great list! I love reading travel blogs to fuel my wanderlust!

  14. Crystal // Dreams, etc.

    I’m always looking for new travel bloggers to follow! I saved a bunch of these to come back to later. Thanks for sharing!

  15. Brittany Daoud

    Love this list! So fun to follow along with your fav travel bloggers! Thanks for sharing!

  16. theartincities

    What a great list! Can’t wait to start reading their blogs!

  17. Luxurybackpacking (@Luxurybacpackin)

    This is a really great list you have here! It’s bad but I haven’t heard of most of them, but I’ll definitely be checking them out, as I find female travel bloggers to be super inspirational and motivating! I can relate to the Two Scots Abroad as Im also one half of a couples travel blog! Thanks for sharing, they all look like amazing blogs!

  18. Heather | MyMoxietude

    Oh I love this list!! I didn’t know about half of these ladies. Thanks of sharing and fueling my desire to travel more!

  19. Rachel

    I am so JEALOUS of all these Traveling Ladies!! I wish I traveled enough to write a whole blog on the subject. You just gave me a whole list of people to follow 🙂

  20. Kathy - Walkabout Wanderer

    I am always looking for new blogs to read and I have to be honest I have not heard of many of these. I am really looking forward to taking a look at their blogs. Travelling females rock. It is great to inspire other females that thwy can travel . . .solo, as a couple, on a budget etc.
    Thanks for sharing

  21. SC

    Great list! I have permanent wanderlust so I’m always looking for new travel bloggers to follow! 🙂

  22. Only By Land

    I have read a few posts by a few of these girls and they deserve to be on your list. I have found there are more female travel bloggers than male ones? Am I correct? I know there are a lot of girls out there who want to travel but haven’t yet, the 17 mentioned above are an inspiration for those dreaming of traveling!

  23. Carrie - Flying With A Baby

    I’m sorry to say I’ve only heard of one of these- Where’s Sharon as I have a particular interest in family Travel myself. Thank you for showing me some more inspiring travel bloggers.

    • Jean

      Glad to have been able to introduce you to some amazing women!! Sharon is pretty friggen awesome though

  24. Bhushavali

    Awesome listing. Thanks for introducing these wonderful bloggers to me. I’m hoping to make it to your list next year! 😉

  25. Tanya Korteling

    Great list, some wonderful new travelling ladies to follow!

  26. chikonahoka

    Diverse! I like this list !

  27. Ticking the Bucketlist

    I have read some of these bloggers…and some are new…thanks for introducing them. In India, not many women venture solo to far fetched lands….its nice to see the world! I find women travellers with family and kids inspirational..travelling, home schooling, making money…its a lot of work! Hat off to the ladies!

  28. Amber

    Already following a few of these awesome ladies, will be sure to check out the rest!!

  29. FS Page

    I have had a chance to read and follow a few of these bloggers from your list. I will definitely like to follow others. It’s awesome to see so many successful female travel bloggers out there. Good work ladies!

  30. Andrea ThePetiteCook

    This is amazing! I love following female travel blogger’s adventures, its so inspirational! I was already following few of these ladies, I’ll make sure to check out the rest 🙂

    • Jean


  31. Tracy Schwartz

    Great list! Always looking for more travel blogs especially by amazing females!

    Thank you for sharing this!


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